It's January, So Cook Up These 10 Seasonal Pizzas, Pastas, and Pancakes

It’s January and, if you have a CSA box, a winter farmer’s market you frequent, or a few minutes free to browse the organic produce at your local grocery, you should be on the lookout for new fresh goodies that are coming your way. It’s hard to believe but, despite the Polar Vortex, good things are still growing this month. That includes some of our old stand-bys, like kale, carrots, and cauliflower, as well as perhaps some newcomers to your kitchen. What to do with that rutabaga? And, uhh, what’s a kohlrabi anyways? We’ve got all sorts of pastas, pancakes, pizzas, and oatmeals to keep you creative and well fed all month long.

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Kale — Sweet Potato Cream Pasta with Crispy Kale

You thought we were going to suggest a salad, didn’t you? (via How Sweet It Is)

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Carrots — Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Because carrots aren’t just for rabbits. (via Green Kitchen Stories)

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Cauliflower — Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Ground Beef and Green Olives

Your move, New Year’s resolutions. (via The Healthy Foodie)

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Pears — Pear Dutch Baby Pancake

Pancakes are important. (via Family Fresh Cooking)

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Brussels sprouts — Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Hash

Breakfast goes green with this mighty pile of goodness. (via Joy The Baker)

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Leeks — Pulled Pork Pizza with Maple Leeks, Roasted Garlic, and Aged Cheddar

Let there be pizza. Let there be light. (via How Sweet It Is)

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Kohlrabi — Chili-Dusted Kohlrabi Fries

Make potato jealous. (via Five and Spice)

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Grapefruit — Brussels Sprout and Avocado Winter Rolls with Grapefruit Hoisin

Grapefruit hoisin sauce is a thing. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Beets — Beet Tartare

Beet tartare. See what they did there? (via What’s Cooking Good Looking)

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Rutabaga — Pasta alla Bolognese, Paleo Style

Step aside, semolina. There’s a new spaghetti sheriff in town. (via The Healthy Foodie)

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